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How to Set a Vision for Your Life

On December 17th, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the world by making the first controlled flight in a powered aircraft. But success came only after years of experimentation, failure, learning from their mistakes, and trying again. The Wrights persevered because they believed in their dream. They were also encouraged by their loving and supportive family. A monument in their honor reads: “In commemoration...
Jan 02, 2019 / Inspirational

Are You Blind to Your Amazing Blessings?

It’s been said that “The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.” If that is true, I think I’ve approached a lot of Thanksgivings with a dim view of my many real blessings. I don’t always have the awe and wonder that I should. I should be in awe of the simple amazing blessings in my life. I should be really thankful for the simple things we take for granted like running water, climate-controlled homes, a...
Nov 23, 2018 / Inspirational

5 Reasons Why We Don't Want to Change

In November 2010, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology revealed a study about peoples’ fear of change. Students were given a choice between a typical curriculum and a new curriculum. Though the new curriculum required much less work, the students chose the typical curriculum. The study revealed an important truth: we crave the known and fear the unknown. Why do we fear the unknown and resist change?...
Oct 23, 2018 / Inspirational

Living a Life of Significance

Life can be routine, mundane and can feel like a washing machine going round and round. In the cycle of life, how can we make sure we are living a life that’s significant? NFL broadcaster JB Brown says one way to live significantly is to recognize your gift and perfect it. We’ve all been blessed with special gifts and talents and if we perfect them we can impact the world around us for good. By perfecting his...
Aug 03, 2018 / Inspirational

How Can You T.A.P. into Your Strengths

In our search for new energy supplies, we are learning more about the value of our natural resources and how to harness and channel them in the right direction. Well, you have a very valuable “natural resource,” and it’s important that you T.A.P. into it. T stands for Take … take a personal inventory of your strengths and write them down. A is for Ask…ask people you trust what they see as your greatest abilities....
Jul 29, 2015 / Inspirational

The Man’s Guide to Being Content

Contentment sometimes seems elusive. It’s something everyone wants, but few know how to get. So today, I’d like to share with you 3 keys to contentment. First, assets do not equal worth. Society constantly says that the more stuff you have, the more value you have. But the truth is that peace and joy is found in giving—not getting. Second, envy is a personal wrecking ball. Until you learn to stop comparing...
Jun 24, 2015 / Inspirational

3 Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs with Jeff Kemp

We’re faced with a lot of blitzes in life, but here are 3 strategies for turning your trials into triumphs. First, take a long-term view of your life and the situation that you’re facing, such as illness, losing a loved one, a job loss. Second, be willing to change and become more humble…maybe more of a teammate and less of a solo artist. Third, take your eyes off yourself and focus on others. How can you bless...
Jun 16, 2015 / Inspirational

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